1 Corinthians 14:3

“But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 14:3

But he that prophesieth, speaketh vnto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men edification, and exhortation, and consolation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the word of the prophet gives men knowledge and comfort and strength.
- Basic English Bible

But he that prophesies speaks to men [in] edification, and encouragement, and consolation.
- Darby Bible

But he that prophesieth, speaketh to men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
- Webster's Bible

But he who prophesies speaks to men words of edification, encouragement and comfort.
- Weymouth Bible

But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation.
- World English Bible

For he that prophecieth, spekith to men to edificacioun, and monestyng, and coumfortyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he who is prophesying to men doth speak edification, and exhortation, and comfort;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 14:3

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:3


14:1 Follow after love - With zeal, vigour, courage, patience; else you can neither attain nor keep it. And - In their place, as subservient to this. Desire spiritual gifts; but especially that ye may prophesy - The word here does not mean foretelling things to come; but rather opening and applying the scripture.

14:2 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaks, in effect, not to men, but to God - Who alone understands him.

14:4 Edifieth himself - Only, on the most favourable supposition. The church - The whole congregation.

14:5 Greater - That is, more useful. By this alone are we to estimate all our gifts and talents.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:3


1Co 14:3 He that prophesieth. To prophesy means more than to foretell. It is to declare the will of God under a divine impulse. When Peter spoke on Pentecost, he did the work of a New Testament prophet. In this formative period of the church, before the New Testament was written, it was needful that there be these inspired guides in the churches. Unto men [to] edification. Instruction, and strengthening.

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